22 , January , 2011
Journalist and human rights activist Abolfazl Abedni who has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, has been banned from face-to-face prison visits with his family
Abolfazl Abedini, a journalist and a human rights activist, who has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for membership in the Pan-Iranist Party, anti-regime propaganda, collaborating with hostile regimes and human rights activities, is currently held in Ward 350 of Evin Prison.
According to RAHANA, he has been deprived of face-to-face prison visits since September when he was transferred to the Evin Prison. Their requests for furlough and face- to-face prison visits have been denied.
Abedini was arrested in February for the second time and was transferred to Ward 2A of Evin Prison. After the issuance of the court verdict, he was transferred to Karoun Prison in Ahvaz and endured the harsh prison conditions until September. He was banned from prison visits and using the phone and was also beaten in Ahvaz Prison.
Abedini, 29, who has a heart condition, was arrested on March 3rd. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison which has been upheld by the appeals court.